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Which is the best Monkey Island game so far?

posted by presidentmax on - last edited - Viewed by 5.7K users

Since Tales of Monkey Island is now complete and can be viewed as a full 5th game i was curious what everyones opinion is on their favourite monkey island game so far?

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  • This isn't a poll for which is your favourite. This is a poll for which is the best. You can have a favourite and still not consider it the best. Like me.

  • HAHA, look, Escape only has two votes! :D

  • @StarEye said: Of course, but you didn't really answer my question either :D.

    I played Curse in 1998, Escape in 2000, Secret in 2006, Monkey 2 in 2006 and Tales as the chapters were released.

    @StarEye said: This isn't a poll for which is your favourite. This is a poll for which is the best. You can have a favourite and still not consider it the best. Like me.

    The poll asks one question, the thread title another.

  • Ah. I don't read poll titles. Just the thread titles.

  • Reading poll titles is like reading asterisked accompanying statements on nutritional food labels. It's a minor miracle you're even bothering to glance at all.

  • @Rather Dashing said: HAHA, look, Escape only has two votes! :D

    Dammit, I knew that would happen!

    Ah, but you are wrong my friend. It appears that Escape actually has 3 votes. A trinity of voters, a trifecta of well-earned votes, a hat-trick of 'yays', an amount of votes exactly equal to the number that which so many consider to be 'the magic number'. This truly is a victory for Escape from Monkey Island; a triumph; a great success; an epic win; a noble achievement that will be remembered for the ages! Stop me if I've gone too far.

  • HAHA, look, Escape only has three votes! :D

  • The problem now, haydence, is that it's easier for the anti-EMI crowd (I dislike EMI but I don't consider myself anti-it, I mean if people love it good for them) to say "but these are all pity votes, EMI doesn't even have a single real vote", even though it's possible that only one of the three was a pity vote.

    On a slightly related subject, I think polls that work this way are... biased, let's say. That is, we can tell which episode is preferred by the most people, but that's it. Imagine EMI was the second preferred game for everyone (I know it's not the case, bear with me) it would get 0 votes. Zero. When everyone thinks it's good enough to be in second place it gets last place. That system is seriously flawed.
    I guess you'd need to be able to rate all the games in order for it to really be representative. And no need to lie out of pity this way (which is mean to your real favourite anyways).

  • Thankyou for shortening my username to 'haydence', despite it bearing a close resemblance to 'haydunce' I actually like it better that way - I don't feel guilty about some poor person having to type out my entire confusing username.

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